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United beat Porto to reach Champions League semi-finals

Manchester United beat Porto 1-0 at the Estadio do Dragao last night to progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League. Sir Alex Ferguson's side produced a solid performance to silence the doubters.

But it was a moment of sublime skill from Cristiano Ronaldo after six minutes which separated the sides on the score sheet. The Portugal winger picked up the 40 yards out before launching an unstoppable shot past Helton in the Porto goal.

Jesualdo Ferreira's team looked shell shocked and lost key man Lucho to injury early on. The Portuguese champions failed to find recover their composure and were largely second best during the first half.

Porto went close on a number of occasions in the second half knowing that a 1-1 draw would be enough to see them through. But United held on for victory and will now meet Arsenal in the semi-finals.

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